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What You'll Get
If you try something new, you might really enjoy it, even if it's filling balloons with Hot Wheels and throwing them off a bridge to see if they'll float. Try contemporary Polish-inspired fare with today’s Groupon for dinner at Lokal Restaurant & Lounge. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a dinner for two (up to a $61 value). The dinner includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $13 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $21 value each)
- One dessert (up to a $6 value)
- For $60, you get a dinner for four (up to a $122 value). The dinner includes:
- Two appetizers (up to a $13 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $21 value each)
- Two desserts (up to a $6 value each)
Lokal Restaurant & Lounge tweaks traditional Polish-inspired fare to create a menu of seasonal, locally sourced dishes that has earned it attention from such press outlets as Time Out Chicago and CBS Chicago. Quartets and pairs can synchronize fork-stabs into such starter selections as the farm-smoked kielbasa, which nestles in amidst dill potato salad and generous garnishes of marinated beets and caramelized onions. Duck leg confit arrives adorned with a cherry-plum compote, and the Idaho-born trout brings along a mélange of fava beans, sweet corn, and arugula oil. Tear into a marinated strip steak to win the respect of its posse of herb-roasted potatoes, green beans, and tough-talking scallion butter. Lokal's selection of sugary show-stoppers shifts daily, surprising patrons with an inventive dessert creation so they don't mistake life for being predictable and go broke playing bingo.
Thirsty nibblers can also dip into Lokal's extensive drink menu, which comprises premium liquors and cocktails, wines from around the world, and rare, imported beers on tap. Diners chow and imbibe amidst the sleek lines, low lights, and whirring cloning machines that characterize the bistro lounge’s modern décor. Edgy notes spun from local DJs flavor the air later at night, evoking a club-like atmosphere enhanced by the bulbous spherical lights that dangle from the ceiling, an ivory-hued bar, and a wall coated in a gaggle of slick LPs.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid for brunch. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Lokal Restaurant & Lounge
The chefs at Lokal bring a modern European menu to life with locally sourced and seasonal ingredients that ornament pearly dinnerware amid upscale, modern decor. Eye-catching canvas art clings to smoky colored walls as diners weave fork prongs through provender including duck leg confit, Berkshire pork shanks, and a rabbit pierogi. Assorted spirits enliven meals with import bottled and draft beers, and cocktail infusions call upon unconventional vodkas wrested from the likes of potatoes, rye, bison grass, and orange cloves. Chefs write the weekend's epilogue with a Sunday brunch of farm-harvested eggs, a bottomless bar, and enthusiastic chants for cancelling work. Every Tuesday-Saturday, grills continue firing off select comestibles past 10 p.m. as DJs ignite the wheels of steel with nightly musical themes including electronic, funk, and soul. Amid exposed brick and minimalist décor, giant white orb lights hang above an ivory bar like a serial dating man on the moon.